Re: [MOL] faith healings [00594] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] faith healings



Dear Miss Joicy,

	Amen, and Amen!

Carol in Memphis


On Sun, 06 Aug 2000 07:40:36 -0400 Joicy <joicy@erols.com> writes:
> Just a thought on faith healings...I believe wholeheartedly that 
> *God* has
> the power to do anything, including complete healing  of anyone. I 
> have
> mentioned often that I have two relatives, both given up for dead, 
> who were
> indeed healed (not at healing services, but healed nonetheless), and 
> who
> lived many years after. Miraculous healings are not limited to 
> ancient
> times. Neither are they limited, I think, to specific places or 
> healers.
> 
> BUT (and this an important "but") I think we have to be very careful 
> in our
> expectations, because healing in this world and *for* this world is 
> not
> always what God has in mind, at least in the physical sense. (He is 
> more
> concerned for our spiritual healing.) We also have to be very 
> careful not to
> judge or blame those who are not healed physically as not having 
> "enough
> faith." This lays an extra painful burden on those struggling with 
> illness.
> and we must never cast God as a "cosmic bellhop," with our faith 
> dependent
> on his willingness to do our bidding.
> 
> Above all, God is an incredible mystery that we will never 
> comprehend on
> "this side." Each of us are allowed to go through what we need to 
> for our
> ultimate good, and it's very different for each of us. Even St. Paul 
> (and
> who was more faithful than he?) had a "thorn" that God chose NOT to 
> remove,
> for purposes only God knew.
> 
> I hope I haven't offended anyone -- just my two cents! love and 
> prayers,
> Joicy
> 
> > From: beav76@uswest.net
> > Reply-To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 21:21:30 -0700
> > To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> > Subject: Re: [MOL] Mexican Hospital
> > 
> > Carol;
> > Believe it or not we have tried that too.  We went last year about 
> 4 differant
> > times. This lady has turned a barn into a little chapel. It would 
> hold about
> > 60
> > people. She herself  was healed at a large healing when she was in 
> the last
> > stage of
> > cancer and bleeding from openings on her body. Her husband 
> purchased the chair
> > she
> > sat in and that is in the little chapel now. I do believe in faith 
> healing.
> > But it
> > is what it says it is. Faith.... My husband was called out for a 
> healing and I
> > believe he received it but he was unable to hang on to it because 
> he has doubt
> > and
> > anger toward God. It is something he will have to work out between 
> him and the
> > Creator. Afterwards, she would have a private session where you 
> could talk to
> > her
> > privately. She put her hands on my husband and told him to walk 
> away from her
> > (he is
> > totally disabled on right leg with cancer). He did! Without a 
> limp! It was
> > totally
> > amazing. But when he turned around to walk back he started limping 
> again. She
> > just
> > said she would pray for him to not look for the pain but for faith 
> in God. Her
> > name
> > is Sarah O'mera... In Scottsdale Az. She will call out healings. 
> There are 3
> > people
> > here with vision problems, and everyone looks around to see who 
> they are and
> > there
> > will be 3 people that have vision problems. I also met a couple in 
> Tijuana
> > when we
> > were there and she had breat cancer that met. too bone and lung. 
> We called
> > them
> > about 8 mos. later and her husband told me she was in her last 
> days when she
> > gave a
> > testimonial at church and while they were coming home she was 
> healed. Jimmy
> > her
> > husband told me he had given up too. It was totally amazing to 
> talk to him. It
> > truly
> > is a miracle. Miracles do happen. As far as the healings you see 
> on T.V.... I
> > guess
> > one would have to go to see what you would get from 
> it.........Your friend,
> > Beav
> > 
> > Carol Foulkes wrote:
> > 
> >> Miss Beav,
> >> 
> >> Read your note re why people go to Mexican hospitals.  I guess 
> you're
> >> right.  You go when the US doctors give up on you.
> >> 
> >> Curiousity question:  Has any of you out there tried "faith 
> healing"?  I
> >> see it mentioned on TV and, supposedly, great things happen.  Not 
> too
> >> sure I take much stock in it; not that I don't believe miracles 
> can
> >> happen, I just wonder about all these "they don't take any money 
> for it"
> >> faith healers are for real.
> >> 
> >> Carol in Memphis
> >> 
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